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Inform appoints four new co-CEOs to further company expansion

12 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Inform has announced four new co-CEOs to join Adrian Weiler, the company's CEO since 1986, who continues in his leadership role. Dr Andreas Meyer, Matthias Berlit, Peter Frerichs and Dr Jörg Herbers have assumed their new roles effective 1 January 2021. Inform develops software for the optimisation of business processes using digital decision making based on artificial intelligence and operations research.  In addition to ensuring continuity in its customer and employee relations, the ex...

Swiss cement demand falls 3% in 4Q20

11 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland, including Liechtenstein, slipped 3.1 per cent YoY to 1,002,614t in the 4Q20, down from 1,034,914t in the 4Q19, according to cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association. In 2020 deliveries were down by 1.5 per cent YoY to 4.151Mt from 4.215Mt in 2019. Switzerland transported 37.5 per cent of its cement via rail in 2020. Domestic cement producers delivered 74.2 per cent of its product to ready-mix concrete producers, while 19.1 per cent was supplied to building ...

Reel International acquires FLSmidth Hamburg

31 December 2020, Published under Cement News

France’s Reel International, which specialises in industrial lifting equipment, has announced the acquisition of FLSmidth Hamburg GmbH. FLSmidth Hamburg, operating under the Möller brand, installs and maintains complex handling equipment for the energy, cement and aluminium industries. The company will be integrated into the French group on 1 January 2021, and will operate as Reel Möller GmbH.

FLSmidth enters fabric filter technology agreement with Simatek

24 December 2020, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has agreed to sell its fabric filter technology, a non-core business of FLSmidth's advanced filter technology (AFT) to Denmark-based industrial filter producer, Simatek A/S. Under the agreement, Simatek will supply FLSmidth with fabrick filters while FLSmidth will become a supplier of filter bags and filter cages to Simatek. Through the transaction, FLSmidth will retain its core AFT operations, which continue to be key in delivering the company's MissionZero strategy while Simate...

Spanish cement demand up 4% in November

23 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain has increased by 3.8 per cent YoY to 1,204,590t in November, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. Exports edged up 1.6 per cent YoY in November. In the January-November period, Spain’s cement market contracted by 1.5Mt, or 10.9 per cent to 12.265Mt. Exports declined by 5.5 per cent to 5.852Mt from 6.193Mt in 11M19. "We value positively the approval of the Statute of the electrointensive industry, a resource that we have been demanding for ...

Spain’s cement sector targets 43% emissions reduction by 2030

23 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Spanish cement industry has set a target to reduce its carbon emissions by 43 per cent throughout its entire value chain by 2030 when compared with the 1990 baseline, according the sector’s “Roadmap of the Spanish cement industry to achieve climate neutrality in 2050”. The target sets an intermediate objective to achieving climate neutrality by 2050. To date the sector has reduced carbon emissions by 27 per cent since 1990. To achieve this goal, Spanish cement association Oficemen has...

Swiss cement sector requires quarry expansions to sustain production beyond 2024

22 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Without the expansion of quarries, Swiss cement production could fall as early as 2024, according to the National Geological Survey Swisstopo, Switzerland’s federal office of topography.  To carry out the implementation and maintenance of construction and infrastructure projects, the country needs approximately 5Mta, according to the organisation. Swiss cement plants covered 86 per cent of supply requirements in 2019 – the remaining 14 per cent were covered by imports. Without new permits, ...

Breedon trading exceeds expectations

21 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon, a leading construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland, today issued an update on recent trading. The Group’s recent trading update, published on 18 November 2020, noted continuation of positive trading into the fourth quarter. Since then, the company said performance has continued to exceed expectations across the group, with revenues in November ahead of the prior year, on a like-for-like basis. "This strong trading performance has continued into December, in part...

Cementir Holding NV is awarded B rating from Carbon Disclosure Project

18 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cementir Holding NV has been awarded a ‘B’ rating from Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), recognising its actions to mitigate climate change and its significant commitment to a low-carbon economy. This result represents a strong improvement from previous ‘F’ rating and puts Cementir amongst the top players in the cement industry and much better than the average company, considering a CDP European and Global average rating of ‘C’. "We are proud to be recognised for our efforts to address ...

Brevik plant's CCS investment approved by Norwegian parliament

15 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Norwegian parliament has approved the investment in a full-scale carbon capture facility at the HeidelbergCement Norcem plant in Brevik, Norway. The Brevik  carbon capture and storage  (CCS) project will enable the capture of 400,000t of CO 2 per year and the transportation for permanent storage, making it the first industrial-scale CCS project at a cement production plant in the world.   Work on the new facility in Brevik is expected to begin immediately, with the goal of star...